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‘Family Guy’ Serves Up a 9/11 Gag
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has never been one to be afraid of tackling controversial subjects, but he managed to ruffle a few more feathers this past Sunday. In the Nov. 13 episode of the show, Stewie and Brian travel back in time to stop the tragic attacks of 9/11 from happening.
However, as it’s customary in time travel scenarios, they unleash another set of awful events, where the country goes through a horrendous civil war and becomes a post-apocalyptic nightmare. That’s when the duo decide to return back in time and let the events happen as they did before. Stewie and Brian high-five and Stewie says, “We made 9/11 happen,” and Stewie responds, “Well that probably wouldn’t look very good out of context.”
MacFarlane tweeted before the show aired last night, “Tonight on Family Guy, Stewie and Brian go back in time to the pilot episode..This one’s fun!” Some critics pointed out that the animation creator and his team went too far by joking about the 9/11 tragedy. What do you think?
Here’s a clip: